Online dating was originally built with introverts in mind, but it has become more intimidating as it became mainstream. You shouldn’t let that get to you though. Over 25% of people are classified as introverts, so there are plenty of potential matches out there waiting for you to send a nice message! You just need to know where to find them.
While there are introverted singles on sites like Plenty of Fish and OkCupid, it can be easy for them to get lost in a sea of extroverts. If you are looking for a more low-key dating solution, you should check out the best dating sites for introverts.
Here are some of the top dating sites for introverted singles.
First Met (formerly known as AYI)
There are several great things about this site, which make it ideal for introverted singles.
The best thing about it is that you can easily match with other users according to their Facebook interests. If you are an introvert that enjoys reading, RPGs, gaming or other low-key hobbies, then you won’t have any trouble connecting with people there.
The size of the site is also a plus. First Met has over 30 million members, which makes it one of the largest online dating sites in the world. Most of the sites that specialize in introverted dating have smaller user bases. Since this one makes it easy to connect with like-minded people by interest, it is worth checking out.
Gk2Gk (short for Geek-to-Geek) is a pretty self-explanatory site. It is made for self-identified geeks. It is also larger than the sites listed below, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding someone on it.
This site was made specifically for gamers, LARPers, Star Wars fans and people that can binge watch Game of Thrones for 14 hours a day. If you think of yourself as a nerd or geek, then this is the site for you!
Being an introvert doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re shy, but many introverts are. Shy Passions was made for people that have a little trouble stepping out of their comfort zone.
Here’s their motto: “Basically, the idea here is that it should be easier to say hello if you know everyone else is a little shy too. Feel free to break the ice with a smooch, or an email.”
It is a very low-key site for people that don’t want to be overwhelmed by the stimulation.
Single and Shy
Single and Shy is another dating site that is geared specifically for shy singles. According to my traffic analysis, it doesn’t seem to have as many users as Shy Passions, but it can still be a good site to check out. The advertise themselves as a “friendly and stress-free environment.” I haven’t used the site myself, but it has some great testimonials and if you want to check the site out, you can see for yourself if that is true.
Here is one of the testimonials from their users. “Thanks to Shy And Single, Matthew and I met about 3 months ago. I could say that on our first date we already had an instant connection. Even though we were both shy and nervous when we met, everything just felt so right. Glad to say that our ‘happy ever after’ was made possible by this shy dating site!”
Don’t Be Nervous About Putting Yourself Out There!
The online dating world can be intimidating for introverted singles. Don’t fret though – there are plenty of people just like you! If you aren’t having the best of luck on sites like OkCupid or Plenty of Fish, you may want to check out these sites instead.